The Thor: Ragnarok trailers are fucking bananas. There’s no other way for me to describe them. Taika Waititi, the brilliant mind behind What We Do in the Shadows and Hunt for the Wilderpeople, two of my favorite movies, embraces the full Jack Kirby influence of the grander Marvel mythos. He’s not aiming for the cosmic awe of Guardians of the Galaxy, instead opting to mine the roots of the material for all their goofy and wild glory. Mix the first trailer’s excellent use of Led Zeppelin’s “Immigrant Song” with the second trailer’s heavy synth track Magic Sword’s “In the Face of Evil” and we might just have the most outlandish Marvel movie yet. I can’t wait.
And god damn, that last shot. Surtur!
Here are some screenshots of this insane trailer campaign.
Thor: Ragnarok opens November 2, 2017.